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Planet X Gets X'd Out

An exhaustive search by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer has found no hints of a theorized planet or dwarf star in our neck of the cosmic woods. Clara Moskowitz reports 

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March 11, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz
How Black Holes Led to the Creation of Web Browsers

How Black Holes Led to the Creation of Web Browsers

Basic science research has an image problem. People object to spending public money on studies that could never affect them. Lawmakers routinely call out obscure-sounding math, physics and biology research as a waste of taxpayer funds...

February 25, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Hubble Finds Possible Oldest Object Ever Seen

The Hubble Telescope's new set of Frontier Fields images includes a galaxy some 13-billion light-years away, which makes it a candidate for the most distant object ever seen. Clara Moskowitz reports ...

February 20, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

We Celebrate a Galilean Anniversary

Galileo—who, among many accomplishments, was first to use a telescope to discover moons around Jupiter—was born 450 years ago this week. Clara Moskowitz reports 

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February 13, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

From Gadgets to Galaxies: Conference Reports

Scientific American technology editor Seth Fletcher talks about the recent Consumer Electronics Show and astronomy editor Clara Moskowitz discusses last month's American Astronomical Society conference  

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February 10, 2014 — Steve Mirsky, Seth Fletcher and Clara Moskowitz

Wacky World Wobbles Wildly

Exoplanet Kepler 413 b's tilt can vary by as much as 30 degrees over 11 years, leading to extremely erratic seasons. Clara Moskowitz reports 

 

February 5, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz
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